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Upcoming Events

ICLE Spring Seminar
Join the AutoHarvest Workshop entitled "Automotive Technology in the Age of Open Innovation and Collaboration."

This interactive panel will discuss increasing innovation in the global marketplace through collaboration across disparate sectors. See how open innovation systems work in the context of the IP program at Ford Global Technologies. Witness live demonstrations of powerful business intelligence and collaboration software emerging from AutoHarvest and ktMINE. Get your questions answered about how this technology can enhance your practice and increase your clients' competitive edge and success.

Witness the power of automotive technology to make open innovation and collaboration work for your clients. Get expert insight on recent caselaw, hot topics, and developments at the USPTO. Network with your IP colleagues, seasoned practitioners, and USPTO officials.

March 24, 2014 / Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan

SAE 2014 World Congress
The SAE 2014 World Congress assembles the best talent in the automotive industry; experts, management teams, engineers, and executives alike gather to collaborate and address current challenges, celebrate evolution and achievement over the last 100+ years, and promote the multitude of opportunities fundamental for a successful future.

April 8-18, 2014 / Cobo Center, Detroit

Energy Mobility 2014
This multi-track event will guide you from technology innovation and materials discovery through device packaging and integration to manufacturing and application in a mobile power marketplace by exploring the emerging issues underlining this pivotal time in the energy conversion and storage industry.

April 28-30, 2014 / San Diego, CA

Energy Mobility 2014
The Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA) is once again hosting the most important electric drive event of the year! Get a hands-on experience with the latest vehicles, learn about groundbreaking technologies, meet with top industry leaders from across the supply chain, and discover innovative solutions for your transportation needs. See you in Indy! #EDTA2014

May 19-21, 2014 / Indianapolis, IN

2013 Big M Event
AutoHarvest will be exhibiting at the Big M Manufacturing Convergence.

THE BIG M is an unprecedented event to celebrate manufacturing. Together, leveraging the collective power of an industry, we can find solutions to manufacturing's most complex issues and technical challenges

June 9-12, 2014 / Cobo Center, Detroit

IPBC 2014 Amsterdam
The IP Business Congress Global (IPBC Global) returns to Europe at a time when far-reaching reforms of the patent system could herald major changes in the continent's IP marketplace. The introduction of the unitary EU patent and the Unified Patent Court will see the emergence of a single European patent jurisdiction with a population of over 500 million, including three G8 countries.

June 22-24, 2014, 2014 / Okura Hotel, Amsterdam, Netherlands

ITS World Congress
Join us next September at Detroit's newly refurbished Cobo Hall, more than 10,000 of the world's leading transportation policymakers, researchers, high-tech innovators, and business professionals from the United States, Europe and Asia will gather to share the latest intelligent transportation systems (ITS) applications from around the globe.

The Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America) is proud to host the 2014 World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems, September 7-11, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan in partnership with ERTICO and ITS Asia-Pacific.

September 7-11, 2014 / Cobo Center, Detroit

The Battery Show
The Battery Show 2014 is the premier showcase of the latest advanced battery technology. The exhibition hall offers a platform to launch new products, make new contacts and maintain existing relationships. The Conference offers considerably expanded programming, with multiple tracks providing comprehensive insights across business, technical and R&D issues. With more qualified buyers and decision makers than any other event in North America, The Battery Show 2014 is the key to unlocking your future business opportunities.

The Battery Show 2014 will be co-locating with Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo and Conference, the premier showcase for electric and hybrid vehicle technology and innovation.

September 16-18, 2014 / Detroit, Novi, MI

AutoHarvest News

Posted: 11/21/12
Omnia Group and AutoHarvest Collaborate to Expand Intellectual Property Marketplace for Advanced Manufacturing (PDF)
Global translation expert Omnia Group provides pro bone expertise to bridge language barriers for advanced manufacturing e-collaboration marketplace. The public facing website for intellectual property is now in five languages: Chinese, English, French, German and Italian.

Posted: 7/26/12
AUTOHARVEST and Detroit International Advanced Manufacturing Technology Show (DIAMTS) Partner to Enhance Detroit Expo (PDF)

Posted: 7/10/12
IDGA 2012 Military Vehicles Exhibition & Conference
AutoHarvest exhibited at the 4th Annual Military Vehicles Exhibition & Conference. Largest standing military vehicles event in the world at theCOBO Center July 10-13, 2012 / Detroit, MI

Posted: 6/6/12
APMA 2012 Annual Conference & Exhibition
AutoHarvest exhibited at the Automotive Parts Manufacturers Association (APMA) 2012 Annual Conference & Exhibition will take place at Caesars June 6-7, 2012 / Windsor, Ontario

Posted: 6/5/12
Bill Ford Bets on Michigan know-how (PDF)
Get a closer glimpse at what Bill Ford Jr. is saying, also in today's Detroit News, about Michigan's future, collaboration, and supporting young companies and new graduates.

Posted: 6/5/12
Ford Opens Motor City Innovation Exchange, A Showroom for Detroit Startups (PDF)
The economic downturn of the last few years hit few cities as hard as Detroit. Still, the city has recently become somewhat of a startup hub in its own right and today Ford Global Technologies announced that it is opening a showroom for "innovators to show off their creations to peers and potential customers."

Posted: 6/5/12
Tom Walsh: Bill Ford to city, state: Don't sugarcoat fiscal reality, deal with it (PDF)
If the City of Detroit and State of Michigan want to cheat death, they would do well to heed the example of Ford, which not only avoided both bailout and bankruptcy but also turned massive losses into big profits.

Posted: 5/31/12
AUTO21 2012 Annual Conference
AutoHarvest exhibited in Montreal, Quebec at AUTO21's annual scientific and automotive research conference. May 29-31, 2012 / Montreal, Quebec

Posted: 5/31/12
The 2012 Mackinaw Policy Conference
Dr. David E. Cole, Chairman for the AutoHarvest Foundation, was a key participant at the 2012 Mackinac Policy Conference. This event was held May 29 - May 31, and spurred a comprehensive dialogue on innovation, collaboration and the 21st century global market. May 29-31, 2012 / Mackinac Island, MI.

Posted: 5/31/12
David Cole's Op-ed for Detroit News (PDF)
Dr. David E. Cole, Chairman Emeritus for the Center of Automotive Research, Chairman of the AutoHarvest Foundation, and respected authority in Automotive Trends wrote an Op-Ed article in today's Detroit News reflecting his opinion about the new manufacturing economy.

Posted: 5/15/12
2012 Michigan Homeland Security Acquisition Summit
AutoHarvest was a special panel guest at this years event featuring an exhibit booth to display the beta system and sign-up new users. MIHSC is a non-profit organization serving the homeland security industry in Michigan, whose goal is to bring development and awareness to homeland security, homeland defense, and critical infrastructure protection.

Posted: 4/26/12
AutoHarvest announces Thomas Anderson elected to Board of Directors (PDF)
AutoHarvest Foundation, a newly organized e-collaboration marketplace for intellectual property in the area of advanced manufacturing, is delighted to announce that Automation Alley Senior Director and Director of Entrepreneurism Thomas Anderson, Ph.D., was elected to serve on its board of directors. Read the full announcement.

Posted: 4/18/12
AutoHarvest, DHS and TARDEC Sign Technology Innovation Information Collaboration Agreement (PDF)
Detroit - (April 18, 2012) The AutoHarvest Foundation announces that it has entered into a memorandum of understanding with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science & Technology Directorate (S&T) and the Department of Defense, U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC).

Posted: 4/4/12
Detroit Regional Innovation Network (PDF)
AutoHarvest's leadership in driving innovation throughout the global automotive industry is being supercharged with its recently awarded New Economy Initiative (NEI) grant. Read more about the NEI's Detroit Regional Innovation Network, the recently launched 10-year program to boost high-tech development and job creation in Southeast Michigan in this front page Crain's Detroit Business article.

Posted: 4/3/12
US Canada Border Security Summit
AutoHarvest exhibited at the U.S. / Canada Border Security Summit in Dearborn, MI on April 3-4, 2012.

Posted: 3/22/12
President Obama visits Center for Automotive Research
On his visit to the Ohio State University campus March 22, 2012, President Barack Obama toured the Ohio State Center for Automotive Research, directed by Dr. Giorgio Rizzoni. He saw the Buckeye Bullet 2.5, the world's fastest electric vehicle.
Here, President Obama studies the progression of components used to power the series of Buckeye Bullet vehicles.

See photo here

Posted: 3/16/12
dbusiness Magazine - Engineering a Comeback (PDF)
AutoHarvest's David Cole and Eric Stief are interviewed for two dBusiness feature articles on the exceptional engineering and creative talent driving Michigan's economic recovery. Read their insights on how startups in the automotive industry can find skilled workers and experienced executives to grow their businesses.

Posted: 1/20/12
Universities Startups Conference 2012
AutoHarvest hosted a special panel during this National Council for Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer (NCET2) conference. The panel members represent leadership in innovation, commercialization, and entrepreneurship and will discuss new ways to accelerate the adoption of innovation. Please visit NCET2's website for more information.

Posted: 12/21/11
The White House OSTP Blog
Last week, Commerce Secretary Bryson spoke about his vision for American manufacturing - a vision he summarized as "Build it Here, Sell it Everywhere." That inspired me to share an update on three tech initiatives that have achieved important milestones this month in furtherance of that vision.

Posted: 11/14/11
Michigan Emerging Conference
Join AutoHarvest and Gov. Rick Snyder, the keynote speaker, at the Michigan Emerging Conference for movers, shakers, entrepreneurs and those that love Michigan and want to help shape its future.

Please visit Michigan Emerging for more information and to learn how to register

Posted: 08/09/11
Federal Labs Consortium (FLC) for Technology Transfer - Midwest Region
Jayson Pankin presents AutoHarvest to the leaders of the midwest federal laboratories and leading transportation related constituents. The mission of the FLC is to add value to the federal agencies, laboratories, and their partners to accomplish the rapid integration of research and development resources within the mainstream of the U.S. economy.

Posted: 08/04/2011
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Dr. David E. Cole, Chairman Emeritus of the Center of Automotive Research and Chairman of AutoHarvest, speaking at the Management Briefing Seminar August 4, 2011 in Traverse City Michigan.

Posted: 08/01/2011
Crain's Detroit Business - AutoHarvest: Marketplace for car tech (PDF)
Planned website to link IP providers, customers - Dave Cole, the former chairman of the Center for Automotive Research, and Jayson Pankin, a former Delphi Holdings LLP executive, have formed the AutoHarvest Foundation, a non-profit to help automakers, auto suppliers and universities market and license their intellectual property through a website it hopes to launch in its final form next year.

Posted: 08/01/2011
Harvesting the region's IP potential
This week with Crain's Publisher Mary Kramer and Paul W. Smith of WJR AM 760: A nonprofit automotive IP exchange holds profitable potential for the region, and longtime Bing associate returns to mayor's side.

Posted: 07/31/2011
Ford, TechShop Aim to Turn Everyday Joes Into Rich and Famous Inventors
New Detroit area workshop offers novice makers a chance to affordably experiment, learn, and dream.

Posted: 07/28/2011
Ford, TechShop Reveal Home of Detroit-Area Workshop; Urge Everyday Inventors to Create, Build and Sell (PDF)
Ford and TechShop have announced that Allen Park, Mich., is the home of TechShop Detroit, the communal fabrication studio where everyday inventors, from backyard tinkerers to tech-savvy engineers, can come and create their very-own homegrown innovations.

Posted: 07/27/2011
Town Hall Meeting Agenda July 11, 2011 (PDF)
On July 11, 2011 the AutoHarvest Foundation was privileged to be a key participant, along with Mr. Aneesh Chopra, United States Chief Technology Officer, in a Town Hall meeting sponsored by the Ford Motor Company at the new Innovation Center in Allen Park, Michigan. The event, which was reported on Mr. Chopra's White House blog, was attended by over 100 industry, government and academic research and development professionals, who discussed how to propel the resurgence of advanced manufacturing in Michigan and introduced several new, powerful initiatives in Southeast Michigan.

Hosting the event were Ford Global Technologies, LLC and Michigan Corps, the latter of which announced the launch of Make in Detroit, a resource platform specifically designed to spur innovation in the manufacturing sector, and TechShop, an industrial prototyping center that provides inventors with the resources necessary to transform ideas into crowd-sourced prototypes. Dr. Grace Bochenek, Director of TARDEC (Tank Army Research and Engineering Center), discussed a non-profit robotics innovation center in partnership with the U.S. Army. Dr. David E. Cole, Chairman, and Jayson D. Pankin, President, AutoHarvest Foundation, revealed the results of AutoHarvest's on-going alpha program, which has yielded a novel model for an online intellectual property marketplace and e-collaboration system to accelerate the adoption of innovation in advanced manufacturing.

Related Documents from the Event:
Town Hall Meeting Agenda July 11, 2011 (PDF)
Report to the President on Ensuring American Leadership in Advanced Manufacturing, Executive, office of the President, President's Council of Advisors on Technology, June 2011 [PDF]

Posted: 07/7/2011
Time Magazine -The Detroit Blog - Why Detroit?
Jayson Pankin speaking to the Detroit Blog on "Why Detroit?" ...

Posted: 05/3/2011
AutoHarvest's Cole Expects a `Wild Ride' for Carmakers
David Cole, chairman of AutoHarvest and chairman emeritus of the Center for Automotive Research, discusses the outlook for the ...

Posted: 05/19/2011
ICAP Patent Brokerage and AutoHarvest Form Marketing Partnership for Advanced Manufacturing Technology Commercialization
AutoHarvest Foundation and ICAP Patent Brokerage plan a news release for May 19 regarding their partnership to offer patent/IP monetization services to the manufacturing/automotive marketplace. This is the first service to be provided as an "AutoHarvest IP Monetization Program" - others are in the works in direct response to our Innovation Advisory Council ("IAC") member's feedback.

AutoHarvest selected ICAP Patent Brokerage because they are the industry leader and have a global reach-- and AutoHarvest members want to monetize at the fastest and fullest valuations. ICAP believes AutoHarvest can be a very effective "bridge" to automotive/mobility and manufacturing innovators and AutoHarvest plans to be the "boots on the ground" to help its members minimize their time and effort to identify, vet, value and transact, resulting in improved cash flow. In addition, ICAP and AutoHarvest plan to distribute part of any sales commissions with a new charitable giving program that will fund AutoHarvest interns at Universities in the Midwest, helping to further build the innovation ecosystem. The overall commissions charged will not be higher than the commercial rates employed by ICAP, thus AutoHarvest members will pay no more- but will have access to better service- and the students and universities will benefit in the process.

Posted: 04/01/2011
Auto Guru Cole Shifting Gears

Posted: 03/22/2011
TechTown, Wayne State launch paid internship program
TechTown and Wayne State University are partnering to give paid internships to the university's students and a much needed hand for the start-ups at the business accelerator.

Posted: 01/29/2011
U-M incubator sets out to fast-track ideas
The University of Michigan unveiled Tuesday an incubator to help university researchers and fledgling companies put their inventions on the fast track to the marketplace.

Posted: 01/20/2011
AutoHarvest to connect local IP with auto industry Metro Detroit is sometimes referred to as its own worst enemy when it comes to building businesses and creating jobs. A new non-profit called AutoHarvest is ready to make the region its own best asset by capitalizing on its plethora of intellectual property.

Posted: 09/30/2010
David Cole Leaves CAR To Pursue Personal Passions
Internationally known auto expert David Cole, who launched the Center for Automotive Research in 2003, is stepping down from his post as chairman to become chairman emeritus and to launch an auto educational group and probably do a lot more fly fishing at his cottage in Northern Michigan.

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